Rachel Isadora began dancing when she was eight years old. She is a professional dancer who studied at George Balanchine's Academy of American Ballet. Rachel and her family reside in New York City. Opening Night, My Ballet Class, Swan Lake, The Little Match Girl, and Ben's Trumpet, which won the Caldecott Honor Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award, are just a few of Rachel Isadora's novels set in the realm of dance and theater.copyright (c) 2000 by Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers. All intellectual property rights are reserved.